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Jon Anderson of Yes to Perform at Silver Creek Event Center, Four Winds New Buffalo

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce Jon Anderson of Yes will perform at Silver Creek® Event Center on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET. This concert is part of Anderson’s 1000 Hands World Tour. Ticket prices for the show start at $29 plus applicable fees and can be purchased beginning Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. ET by visiting FourWindsCasino.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Hotel rooms are available on the night of the Jon Anderson performance and can be purchased with event tickets.

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the ground-breaking album...

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Men In Black: International brings nostalgia and fun

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Rating 6/10

Overview

Since she was a child, Molly (Tessa Thompson) has wanted to become a member of the Men In Black. After finally finding the agencies hidden base, she succeeds in being accepted into the secret organization. Paired with the Men In Black’s Top Agent: H (Chris Hemsworth), the two of them must keep a powerful weapon out of the hands of the evil alien race: The Hive.

What Worked

The main aspect of Men In Black: International that worked well was the overall production and feel. This movie looks and sounds like it definitely belongs in this universe. Director F. Gary Gray makes sure that all of the classic elements of the original trilogy are reintroduced for the new generation. This includes all of the cool weapons such as the classic neutralizer....

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Dogs and RailCats! Therapy pets make appearance at U.S. Steel Yard


TherapyDogs3Dogs from Franciscan Health’s pet therapy program nuzzled up to fans at Youth & Senior Day at the U.S. Steel Yard during the game between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Winnipeg Goldeyes on June 12.

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Fourth of July Parade Arrangements


We would like to make the public aware of our arrangements for the Fourth of July Parade this year in terms of traffic and parking restrictions. Traffic will be diverted off of State Road 2 (Lincolnway) beginning at 8:30 AM on the Fourth of July. No traffic other than the parade units will be allowed on State Road 2 between Philadelphia Street and Andrew Avenue on the day of the parade between 8:30 AM and the end of the parade.

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La Porte's Cruise Night Shows Off Unique Cars in a Unique City

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The 2019 La Porte Cruise Night was held on Lincolnway in La Porte on Saturday, June 8. Muscles cars of all kinds lined-up to cruise down the road and show-off their pride and joys. From Ford to Chevy to many more, the car spectacle did not disappoint. The night ride featured a drive from 6 - 8 p.m., followed by a celebration on State Street, with a band, food, and drinks.

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix flies into theaters as a curtain call to this story arc

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Rating 6/10

Overview

The X-Men find themselves on a mission to space in order to save a collection of Earth’s astronauts. However, During the expedition, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) becomes merged with an intergalactic entity known as Phoenix. This results in Jean experiencing a new height in abilities. Unfortunately, these new powers have also caused negative effects on Jean’s mental state. The X-Men must now decide if the villain they must protect Earth from is one of their own.

What Worked

To begin, Dark Phoenix starts off on a good note. The opening act is taken directly from the source material and looks spectacular on screen. Every individual X-Man gets an opportunity to showcase his powers in order to save the astronaut crew. In fact, the visual effects...

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La Porte City Band/Arts in the Park 2019

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Music filled the air Wednesday evening during the first night of the Arts in the Park summer concert and fine arts series. Members of the the La Porte City Band played a variety of music like marches and broadway show tunes, in the picturesque Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater in Fox Memorial Park. With the tagline, “More than just music,” Arts in the Park aims to bring the community together to experience art in a variety of forms, while spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, free of charge.

Chuck Steck, Director of La Porte City Band, pointed out the breathtaking setting. Audience members sat in the grass under leafy trees and watched the band perform against the city skyline above the lake. Steck, a La Porte native and long time member of La Porte City Band, has traveled the country and seen many venues. He...

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Bright Colors and Brighter Smiles Fill Blooms Greenhouse on Customer Appreciation Day


The normally heady perfume of perennials filling the air at Blooms Greenhouse Grower Outlet had a special hint of hot dogs and popcorn on the first Saturday of June this afternoon.

Gardeners from all over the region were treated to a free lunch and snacks as they shopped during Blooms’ Customer Appreciation Day celebration. The greenhouse itself greeted them with an explosion of bright colors, aromatic herbs, and vegetable starts full of summer promise.

Customer-Appreciation-Day-at-Blooms-Greenhouse-2019-16“I love the excitement of spring,” said Sandi Hux, Manager and Office Administrator at Blooms’...

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Cancer Survivors Celebrate their Journeys at Community Healthcare System, Cancer Resource Centre Breakfast

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Laughter reverberated through the Professional Building Conference Room at St. Catherine Hospital Sunday morning, as local cancer survivors and their loves ones gathered for the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Breakfast. They shared pancakes, swapped stories, and celebrated life. 

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Festival of the Lakes hosts Polka Party at Hammond Marina

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The 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes invites all polka enthusiasts to stop by when it hosts its popular Polka Party on Sunday, July 21. Musical guest Tri-City Drive will bring a traditional Polish sound to accompany an afternoon of great food and dancing.

Tri-City Drive is Chicago’s newest polka band led by Tim Okrzesik (drums). The band members include Ted Okrzesik, Jr. (trumpet), Craig Marsolek (concertina), Steven Futa (bass), A.J. Okrzesik (trumpet and Andrew Okrzesik (accordion). Tri-City Drive formed in 2015 and has performed at multiple Blazonczyk/Bel-Aire Enterprises functions as well as dances sponsored by other polka promoters and polka organizations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. The music of Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push, The Brass Connection, Windy City Brass and the Dynatones are some of the...

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Festival of the Lakes hosts Senior Day

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 16th annual Festival of the Lakes ensures everyone is included in the event’s fun and excitement by offering Senior Day to the community. Senior Day, held on Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the patio at the Hammond Marina, 701 Casino Center Drive, invites seniors aged 55 and older to come enjoy an afternoon of dancing, a free lunch provided by California Donuts, and music by Pete Carlo Three. This event is free and offers goody bags to everyone in attendance while supplies last.. Vendors will also be up in the Clipper Room with information pertaining to various senior services. Visit www.festivalofthelakes.com or call 219.853.6378 for more information.

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